The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 16, 2008

Walkers (left to right) are Nancy Van Siclen, Sherin Spofford, Lynda Anderson, Carol Bailey and Sandy Nash. (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

• A group of Concord and Carlisle women (9 in all) will be participating in the two-day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in mid-May. Aptly naming the team “The Walkie-Talkies,” these local women have set out to conquer the 35+ miles across the two days.

As with most who participate in this event, these local women are walking for many reasons – to achieve a personal goal or to remember the many people past and present afflicted by this disease. But mainly, they are walking as close friends for a good cause. This team of driven Concord and Carlisle women has already significantly exceeded their fund-raising goal, raising $42,720 to date. The team is in fifth place for fundraising efforts. Much of the money raised has come from people in the community.

Ornit Barkai of Barnes Place had one of her films, From Anne Frank’s Window, selected for a showing at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival this past weekend. Barkai, a recently nominated Scholar-in-Residence at Brandeis University, will be developing a new documentary there in the summer. In the meantime, she is filming a documentary on social media, focusing on social networking and exploring how it has been affecting our culture and social behavior.

Barkai is a Forum writer for the Carlisle Mosquito.

Arley Donovan of Fiske Street has been named a winner of a 2008 College Scholarship Award from The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association of Greater Boston.

These annual awards are presented to children of families who work for union plumbing and heating companies in the Greater Boston area.

Arley is the daughter of Dan and Kim Donovan and is a senior attending Concord-Carlisle High School.

• Apple Boston Store at 815 Boylston Street opens this week. Apple Boston store has a glass façade and partial glass roof. Inside is a two-story circular glass staircase.

As in all the Apple flagship stores, including 2006’s glass cube on Fifth Avenue in New York City, the elegant stainless steel hardware connectors between the structural glass pieces are made by TriPyramid Structures in Westford. Tim Eliassen of Stearns Street is the founder and president of TriPyramid.

In the company’s almost 20 years, including its early years in West Concord, a number of Carlisle residents have worked there: Tully Foote, Will Harte, Matt Jancek, Dan Loutrel, Sally Milliken, Susie Shaw and Matt Zezima.

TriPyramid grew out of Eliassen’s work for Navtec, a Littleton company that made rod rigging for large racing sailboats. While he was president of Navtec, Eliassen was approached to provide the structure for I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid, which opened in 1986 at the Louvre Museum in Paris. From that first application of sailboat rigging technology in architecture, Eliassen founded TriPyramid to continue to provide stainless steel structural support and hardware for architectural projects.

Carlisle Choral and Band members receive MICCA awards

On Saturday, May 10, 18 band and ten choir students from the Carlisle Choral and Band Departments participated in the MICCA Solo & Ensemble Festival. The festival was held at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School. Students prepared either a solo or a group piece and performed for an adjudicator. They were awarded medals for their performance and were given a short clinic to improve their musical skills.

Congratulations to the following students:

Peter Ryder, Sarah Ojemann, Anna Kolstad and Kevin Barrow, Clarinet Quartet–Gold
Katherine Hreib, Maggie Wilcox and Amelia Cox, Brass Trio–Gold
Mei Mei Siu and Ali Forelli, Flute Duet–Gold
Sarah Poirier and Gabrielle Luiselli, Flute Duet–Gold
Bobby Li, Bassoon Solo–Silver
Alex Schmidt, Trombone Solo–Silver
Allie Mundel, Marimba Solo–Gold
Luc Mundel, Snare Drum Solo–Silver
Mike McCormack, Trombone Solo–Silver
Matthew Salemy, Trumpet Solo–Silver
Christian Salemy, Alto Saxophone Solo–Gold
Annalise Fosnight, Soprano Solo–Silver
Bella Bjork, Soprano Solo–Silver
Hannah Merry, Soprano Solo–Silver
Jasmine Khayami, Soprano Solo–Gold
Emilie Carr and Susannah Krapf, Vocal Duet–Gold
Charlotte Clarke, Campbell Hart, Rachael O’Keefe and Teresa Ventura, Vocal Quartet–Silver

The Carlisle School’s choral and band departments wish to extend their appreciation to the entire Carlisle community of citizens, parents, teachers and administrators for their continued support of the performing arts in the Carlisle Schools.

CCHS musicians from Carlisle who also received awards

Alex Kinmonth, Oboe and Violin–Gold in both
Tommy Veitch, French Horn–Silver

Carlisle students named to Minuteman Honor Roll for third quarter

High Honors: junior Tyler Manoukian of Westford Street

Honors: sophomore Irene Karafotias of Page Brook Road

Honors: freshman Cameron Reid of Carleton Road

• At Lawrence Academy’s Cum Laude awards assembly on April 29, senior Devon Dray of Hutchins Road was inducted into the school’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society for academic excellence.


Timothy Heald to wed Amanda Willis

Donald and Donna Willis of Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda to Timothy Heald, son of Edward and Sue Heald of Rodgers Road.

Amanda is a graduate of Bourne High School and Bridgewater State College. She is employed as a project leader for Mercer, an international investment and consulting company. Amanda is also a company member of the Boston-based dance group The Rainbow Tribe.

After graduating from The New Hampton School, Timothy began a ten- year career with Putnam Investments. He is now a financial consultant with Wachovia Securities in Wellesley. He also volunteers his spare time for non-profit organizations around Boston, including the Rainbow Tribe Dance Company.

Amanda and Timothy met nine years ago when both were employed at Putnam Investments. The couple dated for two years prior to their engagement in December. To propose, Timothy organized a private horse-drawn sleigh ride along the snow-covered banks of the Mad River in New Hampshire.

The couple is planning a fall 2009 wedding in Bolton, Massachusetts.

Photograph Credit – ©Ryan DiCicco – DiPhotography 2007

Elizabeth Thomas, formerly of Page Brook Road, now living in San Francisco, recently competed in the Avia Wildflower Triathlon. The event took place on Sunday, May 4, at Lake San Antonio, Monterey County, California. Thomas was a member of the San Francisco Team in Training and was competing to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Team in Training raised $1.7 million and Thomas raised over $3,000.

  The Olympic-level triathlon comprised a 0.93-mile swim, a 24.8-mile bike race and finally a 6.2-mile run. Her official time was three hours and 27 minutes.

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